“Physical inactivity is a ticking time bomb”

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Denis Masseglia and Marie-Amélie Le Fur, respectively President of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee and President of the French Paralympic and Sports Committee, are concerned about the lack of sporting activity and are calling for the creation of an allowance for young people. sports start.


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Denis Masseglia and Marie-Amélie Le Fur, respectively President of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee and President of the French Paralympic and Sports Committee, are concerned about the lack of sporting activity and are calling for the creation of an allowance for young people. sports start.


Here is the column of Denis Masseglia and Marie-Amélie Le Fur: “Anyone who has practiced in a club will tell you: sport changes lives. In our societies where the time spent in front of the screens continues to increase, one of the major health risks is called sedentary lifestyle. WHO, physical inactivity is the cause of 10% of deaths in Europe. On average, a young person takes 30 seconds longer to run 1,000 meters than the same young person 50 years ago. Like global warming, he physical inactivity is a time bomb, enough to fully justify the creation of a back-to-school sports allowance for our young people.

The closure of sports halls arouses incomprehension of the French

We know that people who engage in regular physical activity are better equipped to resist Covid-19, such as cardiovascular disease. Training your heart in effort is learned with patience, perseverance, supervision and an appropriate environment. The role and know-how of sports clubs and federations in this area are essential. At a time when the priority is to protect the health of the French, the closure of gymnasiums and sports halls arouses their incomprehension.

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The clubs have implemented demanding health protocols that are evolving and adapted to each discipline in order to ensure the safety and health of practitioners. So we say it without ambiguity: sports clubs are not the problem, they are part of the solution!

Sport must be considered as a major element of a social project, essential for all and at all ages of life. It is essential for health, education, social connection and inclusion. It is up to us to protect and promote it, because it is the legacy we will leave to the generations of tomorrow. This is also what the organization of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024 must serve. ”

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